Local makers and creators can use state-of-the-art equipment – and community members can reserve meeting space to foster dialogue and collaboration – through Pikes Peak Library District
(PPLD) once again.
On Tue., Feb. 9, PPLD will reopen its makerspaces and video/audio recording studios, along with a limited number of meeting spaces at five locations. Library patrons also can check out studio equipment
and use 3D print drop-off services.
The makerspaces at East Library, Library 21c and Sand Creek Library will provide access to laser engravers, sewing machines and die-cutters. The studios located at Library 21c and Sand Creek Library will be available
for on-site sound recordings and other video and photography needs with equipment like musical instruments, cameras, tripods and lighting.
While study rooms remain closed, a select number of public meeting spaces will reopen across the Library District. East, Penrose, Rockrimmon and Sand Creek libraries, along with Library 21c, will have one meeting
room available for one public reservation per day. Reservations can be made up to six weeks in advance for a maximum of two hours at a time.
Safety protocols and restrictions for use of these spaces and equipment will be in place to ensure the health of Library patrons and staff. For example, all equipment must be reserved in advance, room capacities will be strictly enforced, and buffer times will be instituted to allow for thorough sanitation between each reservation.
PPLD’s other requirements that adhere to local public health orders, including face coverings and building capacity limits, will continue to be in place.
Service hours vary by location, and reservations will be required for use of these spaces and equipment. Patrons can continue to use the Library remotely, take advantage of curbside services, or visit the Library to browse the collection, use a computer and WiFi, charge devices, and fax, copy or scan documents.
The first hour of each day are reserved for people at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.
Learn more about the Library’s response to COVID-19 and what patrons can expect at ppld.org/covid-19